About Sain Development

Sain Development can work with you in all aspects of a project from concept to completion.


We pride ourselves on being your "one-stop-shop" to handle or assist you in all aspects of a project. From our sister companies, Sain Law and Sain Settlement, to our growing list of associated and approved partner/affiliates, you have a complete, knowledgeable, experienced team at your disposal.

Principal Profiles

Kathleen L. Sain, Esq.

For over twenty years Kathy has been working with developers, contractors, landowners and end users as an advisor from both the development and legal standpoint. In doing so, she has helped to develop small and large scale retail, office, hospitality, resort, and multi-use land projects for clients of Sain Development. She has worked with individuals from a purely advisory capacity, and also taken a ‘quarterback’ role as their developer working from ground zero, acquiring land, coordinating with the municipalities and regulatory agencies, and obtaining land use permits, engineering permits and entitlements required for projects. Not only does Sain Development handle projects for others, but Kathy has firsthand experience developing projects for herself, handling everything from legal, financing, title, and the entitlement process, to coordinating with general contractors and engineers to take the project through completion. Kathy’s understanding from the various perspectives, in addition to firsthand experience going through the process herself, gives her a unique and practical understanding of the entire process and project from conception to completion. This experience gives her an advantage over other developers or advisors in trouble shooting red flags and issues early on so that the best decisions can be made to insure the success of a project.


Sain Development will lay out the most efficient and beneficial structure for the project and owners, from ownership, legal, business, tax and financial standpoints. We can help you put together the most logical yet creative structure for your project. We pride ourselves in transparency and openness through all processes, and understand that if the project doesn’t make sense for our clients at the end of the day, it’s better to know that up front. We will help you to make this determination early on to make the best decisions possible. Through our project prequalification process, we will help you determine the viability of your project, costs involved, and whether it makes business sense to run full steam ahead. We strive to be an invaluable team member and will be in the trenches with you through the process to make it as efficient and smooth as possible.


Kathy grew up in Cleveland Ohio, and graduated from Valparaiso University in 1993, thereafter getting her J.D. from Cleveland Marshall / Cleveland State University in 1996. Kathy is a licensed attorney in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Marshall Township, Pennsylvania.


Email Kathy:  ksain@thesaingroup.com



Team Members

Christopher J. Albert, Esq.

Chris concentrates his law practice in Corporate and Commercial Real Estate. He regularly works with clients handling matters related to business and entity formation, asset and business transactions, large-scale land title due diligence, title review, land use and development, and other issues related to commercial and residential real estate acquisitions and sales. On the development and legal “side” Chris assists with real estate finance, quiet title matters, and commercial, residential, and mixed-use development projects. Chris has a unique understanding of the client’s perspective when assessing a project or acquisition, as he is entrepreneurial himself in owning and renovating residential housing in and around Pittsburgh.


Chris is a life-long resident of Pittsburgh where he is an active member in his church and neighborhood community. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Minor in English from Washington & Jefferson College in 2010, and received his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law in 2013. Chris is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association, and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Pamela McGill

Bio Coming Soon.

Allison Phillips

Allison, a Pittsburgh native, is the Office Manager and Administrator at Sain Law and Sain Development. Allison, in addition to managing the firm, also provides assistance and support working closely with the attorneys, accounting, and owners to ensure an efficient and productive workplace for all related businesses. Her experience in project management, and in creating procedures to ensure quality, efficiency and accuracy, make her an integral part of the Sain Group's team. Her ability to multi-task, her precise attention to detail and organizational skills help her to thrive in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment.


Allison, a Presidential Scholar, received a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management in addition to a Minor in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, graduating Magna Cum Laude from California University of Pennsylvania in May, 2014. Allison continues to participate as an active Alumni member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor's Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

SAIN DEVELOPMENT LLC Sunset Building  2559A Brandt School Road, Suite 201  Wexford, PA  15090   Phone: 724.933.3100  Fax: 724.933.3103